We are sorry to learn of the death of Rev. Richard Taylor, formerly of Morton, and the son of the late George Taylor and Mrs. Ethel Taylor. At the time of his transition, Rev. Taylor, former Pastor at Friendship Church in Forest, was pursuing his doctorate at Morgan State in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Recipients of Hall of Fame and other honors were recently recognized by East Central Community College in Decatur during a Virtual Awards Ceremony shared on the college’s website and social media, in lieu of the annual ceremony held on campus each spring that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus and social distancing guidelines.
It is graduation time in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and as area businesses slowly begin to open back up signs of support for graduates are popping up too.
Dining options in Scott County will be improving in the coming days as restaurants begin to reopen, but at the same time high school seniors have to continue to wonder about graduation and their future.
Scott County recorded its first COVID-19 related deaths last week. One of them was State Representative Tom Miles’ mother Sheena Miles, the other is a yet-to-be identified long term care facility resident. Mrs. Miles was also the wife of prominent Scott County businessman Tommy Miles.
Scott County School District resumed its Grab and Go meal service Monday and will continue the service on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice.
An outside funeral service for Mr. Eric Whitt was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Rocky Hill Church of God. All attending the funeral service were required to remain in their vehicles. There was a one hour drive by viewing that began at 1:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Officiating was Rev. Brett Cooper and Rev.
Mrs. Zilpha Ann Reid age 75, passed away Sunday April 26, 2020 at her home in Mendenhall, MS. A visitation was held at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS on Wednesday April 29, 2020 from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM. A funeral service was held on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The Service was held under the Portico at Wolf Funeral Services.
WWII veteran Elvin Lee Harrison, Jr., surrounded by his family, went home to be with his Lord on April 27, 2020 at his home in Laurel, MS.